APA Citations

The American Psychological Association (APA) style guide is commonly used in academic writing. The tools listed below provide examples on how to cite common sources like newspaper articles, journal articles, and books.

Cite twice! Once in the text of your writing and another in a list of references at the end of your work.

In text citation example:

Llamas affinity for peppermint lollipops as opposed to cinnamon is well documented (Perkins & Fowler, 1985).

Alternatively:

According to Perkins and Fowler (1985), llamas prefer peppermint lollipops over cinnamon at a rate of 5 to 1.

Reference list example:

Perkins, Ml & Fowler, J. (1985). Sweet Teeth: Llamas Confectionery Preferences and Implications for Veterinary Dental Practices. Camelidae Quarterly, 43(2), 19-27. http://www.wildkingdom.com/newseries 

Sources for Additional Examples:

Manage Sources

Zotero is a free, open source, web-based tool for managing citations, organizing pdfs, and creating bibliographies. Self-guided instruction in the form of Zotero tutoritals, FAQ, and help.

Look for free campus workshops on RefWorks and Zotero: Olin-Uris Library and Mann Library

Citation Management

Cornell Library has also created a webpage with helpful Citation Management information.

Useful Tips

Give credit where credit is due. By properly citing the sources you use in your research projects you are both identifying the resources that you used to complete your work and you are formally acknowledging the authors or creators of those resources. 

Please read the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity.